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Southeast Passage

A Journey to the New Blank Areas on the European Map


Structured in three parts, the film records cultural encounters with the camera: a journey from Berlin through Eastern Europe, and two urban expeditions, one to Odessa and one to Istanbul. With an impressive eye for detail and respect for the individuals she meets, Ulrike Ottinger presents a portrait of the people on the edge of Europe who have failed to benefit from the end of the Cold War.